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Prison cost-cutter set to run migrant detention

April 2, 2009

An international services company that has attracted extensive criticism of its human rights record is likely to be awarded the new contract to operate immigration detention centres by the Rudd Government, writes Bernard Keane.

Give me Latham any day

April 2, 2009

I'd rather have Latham any day over the boring shallow personality types that populate every nook and cranny of Canberra today, writes a bored Greg Barns.

Conroy’s continued lies and gaffes

April 2, 2009

Computers don't respond to rhetoric, persuasion or emotional appeals. Computers don't have a "mostly" function. Geeks, therefore, demand clear language, writes Stilgherrian.

Slashing middle class welfare will hurt women

April 2, 2009

Here we go again -- the 'middle class welfare' pink flag is raised to justify cutting payments which essentially go to women, writes Eva Cox.

Alastair Campbell: Why Kevin Rudd made an impact

April 2, 2009

Kevin Rudd's success on Sunday came from being rooted in a culture in which he is still able to see an interview as a place to make a series of big strategic points, writes Alastair Campbell.

NSW Police don’t have the ticker to tackle bikies

April 2, 2009

It’s all very well introducing the toughest laws in the Commonwealth to combat bikie gang criminality, but who's going to enforce them? asks Alex Mitchell.

Coalition leads with its ideology and gets clobbered

April 2, 2009

It’s liberating when you accept that your opponent is not acting ideologically, but politically. It frees you up to do the same, writes Bernard Keane.

Rudd’s OS meet-and-greet trumps the Fitzgibbon affair

April 2, 2009

What should have been a tricky week turns out to be another bottler for the PM, writes Patrick Baume.

Kevin Rudd in Taking Mineral Mountain by Strategy (A Beijing Opera in 8 Acts)

April 2, 2009

Music & Lyrics by News Ltd. Additional dialogue by Malcolm Turnbull.

ASIO reveals China-linked campaign to dominate Australia’s media

April 2, 2009

Australia’s relationship with China is about to be rocked by revelations of a major Chinese-linked attempt to dominate Australia’s media and other cultural influences, writes Bernard Keane.